The 10 Best Chest Day Stretches That Will Keep You Limber And Loose After Your Workout

The 10 Best Chest Day Stretches That Will Keep You Limber And Loose After Your Workout

Here we go! These are 10 of the best stretches you can do after a chest workout with easy to follow instructions on how to do each stretch:

1) Doorway Chest Stretch:

  • Stand in a doorway with your arms at a 90-degree angle on each side.
  • Place your forearms on the door frame and step forward, feeling a stretch across your chest.

2) Chest Opener Stretch:

  • Sit or stand with your hands clasped behind your back.
  • Straighten your arms and lift them slightly, opening up your chest.

3) Wall Chest Stretch:

  • Stand facing a wall and extend one arm straight out at shoulder height.
  • Rotate your body away from the wall, keeping your arm in contact with it, to feel a stretch in your chest.

4) Child's Pose:

  • Start on your hands and knees, then sit back on your heels.
  • Reach your arms forward, lower your chest to the floor, and feel a stretch in your chest and shoulders.

5) Thread the Needle Stretch:

  • Begin on all fours in a tabletop position.
  • Slide one arm under the other, reaching as far as possible, and rest your shoulder on the ground.

6) Seated Chest Stretch:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs crossed.
  • Clasp your hands behind your back and lift your arms, opening up your chest.

7) Cat-Cow Stretch:

  • Start in a tabletop position with your wrists under your shoulders and knees under your hips.
  • Arch your back (cow) and round it (cat) to stretch your chest and upper back.

8) Cross-Body Arm Stretch:

  • Extend one arm across your chest and use your opposite hand to pull it closer to your body gently.

9) Pectoral Stretch on Stability Ball:

  • Lie face down on a stability ball with your arms hanging down and palms facing each other.
  • Allow your chest to open up and feel the stretch in your pectoral muscles.

10) Upper Back Stretch with a Foam Roller:

  • Lie on your back with a foam roller horizontally under your upper back.
  • Extend your arms to the sides, allowing your chest to open and shoulders to relax.

Remember to hold each stretch for about 15-30 seconds and breathe deeply to enhance the effectiveness of the stretch. If you experience any pain, ease off the stretch or consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider.


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